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Plant Nutrition
How do plants make food?
What is photosynthesis?
More about photosynthesis
The rate of photosynthesis
Minerals from the soil
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How do plants get the food they need?
All living organisms
need food to grow
and survive.
Plants are known as
producers because
they provide food for
many other organisms.
Plants cannot move
very much, so how
do they get the food
that they need?
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Nutrition in green plants
Green plants are amazing
because they actually
make their own food!
Green plants are the
only living organisms
that are able to do this.
All other organisms
rely on plants because of
the food that the plants
make.
What is the name of the
process by which plants
make their own food?
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What is photosynthesis?
Plants make their own food by photosynthesis.
This process is a chemical reaction that uses light energy.
light energy
The word photosynthesis comes
from the Greek language:
"photo" means "light"
"synthesis" means "putting together"
Photosynthesis just means "putting together with light".
What do green plants "put together" to make their food?
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Plant Nutrition
How do plants make food?
What is photosynthesis?
More about photosynthesis
The rate of photosynthesis
Minerals from the soil
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